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I have a macula hole in my right eye for the past 3 years. It is known as lamaral macula. Can anything be done about it?
Lamellar mac. hole: A lamellar or partial thickness macular hole usually does not require treatment. It may cause some distortion or decrease in your best possible vision it can sometimes spontaneously resolve. Surgery is not usually needed as in a full thickness macular hole. You should be followed by a retinal specialist to get the best advice for your particular situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How long after a vitrectomy for a traumatic macula hole can you smoke marijuana? If i were to smoke a week after surgery what would happen?
Nothing: Most likely this would not affect your surgery or outcome. ...Read more
Yes: Most common procedure to repair a retinal detachment resulting from a macular hole is a vitrectomy (remove the fluids from the back of the eyeball), replace it with a gas, and position the patient face down for some period of time (sometimes weeks) to allow the hole to close and the detachment to resolve. Most macular holes do not cause a detached retina, but many require a similar operation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Central retina: The macula is the area in the center of the retina including the fovea, packed with cones, which receives and transmits the fine detailed vision to the brain which interprets it into the image we call vision. Without the maculr you could not read, recognize faces, and most color differences would be unrecognizable. Outside the fovea, the rest of the retina with rods sess larger objects. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
"Spot": Macula, which is short for macula lutea or "yellow spot", is the central portion of the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive membrane that lines the inside of your eye. The macula is the part of retina that is responsible for the majority of your vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood centrally: The macular area is the central vision portion of the retina which contains the fovea and allows for the finest detailed vision. If vessels in this area malfunction (e.g. In diabetes) then b leeding can occur and the vision will drop. There is currently treatment for this so it should be evaluated quickly by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with benign concentric annular macula dystrophy im in my 30s can it start at this young age and what kind of sight loss can I expect?
BCAMD: It starts around age of 30. Family members can also be affected so they should be checked. The dystrophy is not very well described because it is rare. But based on prior cases most preserve good day time vision but may experience night vision and color vision changes. The changes start a decade or two later, so the changes are slow to start. Continue follow up with retina doc. Good luck. ...Read more